Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Updates for Ackerman SFC Members

Posted on: March 20, 2020

March 31, 2020 Update: Governor Pritzker has extended the stay-at-home order to April 30, 2020. Please see below for how this extension impacts Glen Ellyn Park District operations.

Closed Through April 30th:

  • District facilities: Spring Avenue and Main Street Recreation Centers, Ackerman Sports & Fitness Center, Spring Avenue Fitness Center, Lake Ellyn Boathouse, and the Platform Tennis Hut.
  • All playgrounds. This includes those operated by the Park District as well as by District’s 41 and 89.
  • All outdoor courts (basketball, tennis, Pickleball and platform), athletic facilities, and Newton Skate Park. Glenbard High School District 87 athletic facilities are also closed except for Duchon track.
  • Ackerman and Village Green Park parking lots and the small east lot at Newton Park. The Riford Road entrance to Ackerman Park will be open from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, April 3rd for the Food Drive. Click here for more information on the Food Drive.
  • Opening day for Holes & Knolls is tentatively rescheduled for May 9th.

Program Cancellations:
All registered and free programs/events/practices scheduled to begin or take place between now and April 30th are canceled or postponed. Staff will reach out to participants and families directly with more information on program make-ups, rescheduling, or refunds. In addition, the Bike Rodeo on May 2nd and Touch-a-Truck on May 3rd are canceled.

Please note, any refunds will be issued as a credit on your household account or in the form of a check. Currently, we are unable to process refunds back to credit cards.

Open:
Parks, trails, and the Spring Avenue Dog Park remain open. We ask that users adhere to the Governor’s Executive Order and follow Centers for Disease Control guidelines when visiting these spaces. This includes practicing social distancing and not gathering in groups. Ignoring guidelines could result in increased restrictions.

Ackerman SFC Memberships:
All Ackerman SFC automatic billing payments are on hold as of April 1st and until the facility re-opens.

Rentals & Parties:
Staff will reach out to you directly if you had a rental or party scheduled between now and April 30th that has not already been canceled or rescheduled.

Glen Ellyn Park District Preschool & Adventure Time:
All automatic billings and payments continue to be suspended until the District re-opens and the programs resume. If the programs are cancelled entirely at a later date, refunds will be processed accordingly at that time.

Spring Avenue Dog Park Membership Renewals:
Please click here for information on how to renew your Dog Park membership. Due to the closure, we are unable to process new memberships.

Sunset Pool Pass Early Bird Special:
The early bird sale on Sunset Pool passes has been extended to Monday, May 25th. Passes may be purchased online here. Photo ID cards for new members or replacement passes may be obtained after we re-open. Learn more about pool passes >

Contacting the Park District:
While many staff members are working remotely, we are still available to answer your questions! We will do our best to respond to you Monday-Friday between 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

As always, your continued understanding, patience and support is valued and appreciated during this challenging time. Adherence to the guidelines and stay-at-home order is also appreciated. It is imperative that one’s personal enjoyment must take a back seat to public safety and the wellness of all.


March 20, 2020 Update:

The Park District has been monitoring the Coronavirus situation closely, and the health and well-being of our residents and members is our top priority. Based on the newest recommendations from the Center for Disease Control, we will be closing Ackerman Sports & Fitness Center to the public through April 7, 2020, at the earliest.During the closure, deep cleaning, sanitizing, painting, and other improvements will be performed within the facility. To alleviate some of the challenge of not having access to Ackerman SFC, fitness plans and programs will be posted online. These will be provided by the Ackerman trainers and instructors you are used to seeing as part of your daily routine. During these challenging moments, it is important to remain healthy and active.

We thank you for your patience as we work through this quickly evolving and unprecedented situation. If you would prefer to put your membership on-hold for the next few weeks, please reach out to Stacey Lim at slim@gepark.org.

We will continue to post District-wide updates at www.gepark.org/coronavirus, and encourage you to follow the Glen Ellyn Park District on Facebook and Twitter.